Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bewitching Business

Witchy Business on The Queens Dollhouse

Bewitching Business on The Queens Dollhouse

Behind her is the alchemist's table complete with magic mushroom,
 a fairy's dress, red apples (poisonous? who know), some tarot cards, 
a tiny bottle of magic dust and lots of bubbling jars and bottles. 
 On the shelf is also the tiny white bird of peace, 
a butterfly and a swallow - so her work is blessed, regardless of how it appears to us!   
Behind her are vintage cut-outs of a black crow and
 another girl witch with her black cat.  
Such fun!! I love the tiny orange snail in the foreground.  

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Wedding in Arles

During my trip to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the South of France
I spent a day in the beautiful and historic town of Arles
where I came across the tradition and history of l'Arlesienne.
I brought back the beautiful watercolour of a traditionally dressed
Arles lady.
During the procession of St Sarah la Kali in Saintes-maries-de-la-Mer
a large group of women dressed in this beautiful traditional clothing
including the traditional hairstyle.

Great was my joy when I found an old miniature
Arles doll in a wedding dress.

Here she is trying on her wedding dress,
a piece of cloth still in the sewing machine,
surrounded by the many cups of tea
which nurtured and sustained her through this
huge undertaking!!